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of nelson mandela. >>> nelson mandela, dead at the age of 95. >> doreen gentzler is covering this story for us. doreen? >> jim and pat, we are learning this news in the last 15 minutes or so. this story is still developing, the reaction to it and everything. of course, there is quite a few people in washington, long time friends and supporters of nelson mandela's. as we told you, the current south african president announced mandela died at the age of 95. we have a look at the life and legacy of the leader. >> reporter: nelson mandela was the face of reconciliation and a new beginning for south africa. brian is the human rights attorney in south africa part of the movement prior to his release from prison in 1991. reflected on the role he played once he was released. it was a time celebrated around the world. inside south africa, it was a precarious time. >> immediate contribution was to reach out and speak about reconciliation. >> i cherish the idea of south africa where all south africans are equal. >> far right wing politicians are prodding them. mandela convinced the supp
as news spreads of nelson mandela's death. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with o this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> this morning we'll take you to south africa and look at the man who spent so much of his life behind bars, yet his words and actions continue to have a profound impact around the world. >>> and in other news, much of the u.s. braces for a major winter storm with snow, ice and plunging temperatures cutting across the country. "early today" starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. he's being remembered as a man who changed the world. nelson mandela being mourned around the globe today. from a small prison cell, he rallied a nation. his long walk to freedom inspired hope in millions and his humility helped to revolutionize south africa. >> his tire rsless struggle for freedom and the respect of the world. >> his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. >> we
people. >>> tonight the world reacts os the death of nelson mandela at the age of 95. >> he is now at peace. >> on our broadcast tonight, remembering the man and his leg si. "nightly news" beginnow. >> announcer: the death of nelson mandela from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. for millions who lived him and the modern country he formed and >>> in the modern country he formed and the light of the world, he was the hope around the world, nelson mandela died at the age of 95. while this news was inevitable, it has still come as a shock to the world a realization a be don of forgiveness is gone. a nobel prisoner turned nobel laurea laureate, for so many years, a giver of peace. late this afternoon after visible activity and worry outside the mandela home, south african president went on live television and broke the news to his country. >> fellow south african, our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has died. >> the news was followed by president obama at the white house. >>
>>> tonight, the world is reacting to the death of nelson mandela. >> he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> millions are gathering to celebrate his life and legacy. >> like a grandfather, you know. he's the father of the nation. >> for my generation, he's a leader we've all looked up to. >> good evening. he was a former boxer who would spend most of his long life fighting for freedom, renouncing violence and fighting for sgrus just. nelson mandela would become one of the world east most iconic figures. >> he was later elected president of south africa. he died today at the age of 95, but his legacy lives on. at howard university dozens gathered for a candle light vigil in his memory. outside of northwest d.c. tonight, people are leaving flowers and talking about his impact. president obama called mandela one of the most influential, a courageous and profoundly good men that ever lived. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, it gave me a sense of whatans ca they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. >> to hon
to the ages. >> what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek. >> good evening from washington. in its own way is in a state of mourning tonight. nelson mandela was historic figure, inspiration and role model for africans, south africans, but americans as well in our own troubles racial history and struggle to overcome that mirrored to americans in the life and the struggle and the suffering and then the triumph and the leadership of nelson mandela whose passing at 95 was noted by his successor, south african president, jacob zuma. >> yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. and in him, we saw so much of ourselves. >> reporter: one of those who says he was especially inspired is american president, barack obama, who shared his reaction a few moments ago to the passing of south africa's first black president. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by hopes and not fears. like so
mandela, a special "meet the press" a special in-depth look at a world leader whose course and determination changed the course of world events. >> his journey from a prison to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. >> his enduring power is that he showed us that there is true freedom and forgiveness. >> a look at mandela's life, his effect on u.s. politics and policy and how he handled controversy and criticism, all part of his enduring legacy. among my guests today, my colleague nbc news special correspondent tom brokaw, civil rights leader, the reverend jesse jackson and nbc news correspondent harry smith talks to author and poet maya angelou as she mourns a good friend. >> that's what he's brought, deliverance from ignorance. >> i'm david gregory. all of that ahead on "meet the press" from new york this morning, sunday, december 8th. . >> i'll have all that ahead on "meet the press," sunday, december 8. >>> the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press." >>> and good sunday morning. it is a d
>>> people celebrating the life of nelson mandela. the show of emotion on the streets of south africa is among the out pouring of reaction a day after the leader's death. we now learn about funeral services that will get the world's attention for days to come. the other big story is the weather. expect rain and falling temperatures. you see all the green on the storm team 4 radar this weekend. it could be ice and snow. good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 midday. it's friday, december 6th, 2o 13. just this morning we learn when nelson mandela will be laid to rest. we begin coverage at the live desk. >> the state funeral will be sunday december 15th. we have live pictures from johansburg outside where mandela lived. it is 6:00 in the evening there ago when mandela died, people have been gathering from outside his home singing and praying and leaving flowers and talking about what he means to the country. we got the details on how the week will move forward in terms of celebrating mandela's life. on this coming sunday, it is a national day of prayer and remembrance in south
mandela, we're here in south africa as the country celebrates his life and prepares to say farewell. tonight, we look back at a key moment in the struggle against apartheid, and look behind one of the most famous photos of mandela, taken the day he was released from prison. >>> good evening, from soweto on the streets where so much blood was shed in a long and bitter battle against apartheid. streets tonight have been a place of celebration for the life of nelson mandela. much more on that in a few moments. >>> but our top story tonight comes from california, where an 85-year-old american man is home after a seven-week ordeal as a prisoner in north korea. the end of a tense standoff came suddenly, the north korean government saying merrill newman, a korean war vet with a heart condition was released for humanitarian reasons. nbc's mike taibbi is in palo alto with more porous. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the north korean officers say they deported merrill newman, others say he was freed after a detention that never should have happened. the ex-marine for a trip t
at the live desk. large crowds gathering in johannesburg now to honor nelson mandela. molette? >>> yes, eun, good morning. right now in south aftrica the people there are celebrating the life and legacy of nelson mandela. in the streets there near his home, this is a live look from johannesburg. you can see the crowds there singing and at times they're dancing. no tears of sadness from these images. and although mandela's passing is no surprise, we've learned his daughters may have been told of their father's death while attending the premiere of the movie "mandela -- long walk to freedom." south africa's president is expected to lay out a form al schedule in a day or so. mandela's body will lie in state for three days before a funeral is held. and the service could rival that of pope john paul ii in 2005 which drew five kings, six queens, and 70 presidents. there will be a large public memorial service and a period of visitation for vips from around the world. every living american president in good health is expected to attend including mandela's good friend archbishop desmond tutu. that
. >>> mourning continues in south africa. how nelson mandela was honored today. >>> we see rain and snow continuing to make the way across. sleet and freezing rain will pose big problems for early tomorrow morning. we will have the latest on our for all those who sleep too hot or too cool, and struggle to sleep comfortably together, now there's a solution. the company that individualized your comfort with the sleep number bed brings you sleep number dual temp, the revolutionary temperature-balancing layer with active air technology that works on any mattress brand, including yours. whether you sleep hot or cool, sleep number dual temp allows each of you to select your ideal temperature. so you can both sleep exactly the way you like, at your own perfect temperature. and there's only one ld you'll : a sleep number store, where this holiday season, the hottest sleep innovations make the coolest gifts, including sleep number dual temp. discover dual temp at one of our 425 sleep number stores nationwide. sleep number. comfort individualized. visit sleepnumber.com to find a sleep number store
the world will pay tribute to nelson mandela. a schedule of formal events to honor the president. he died last night at the age of 95. this sunday will be a day of prayer and reflection. on tuesday, there's a memorial in johannesburg stadium. the antiapartheid leader's body will stay for several days before the burial sunday. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with more on the services planned here. shomari? >> reporter: yes, we have services that start, but i must first point out tonight at 7:00 there's a prayer service here in front of the nelson mandela statue. it's worth mentioning that i don't know how many people are going to show up. this weather is really bad out here. i have seen a couple people come here recently. as far as a lot of folks coming out, due to this weather, i don't know how many people are going to show up. many folks are coming to pay tribute to nelson mandela. >> it's a very sad day. >> reporter: carolyn farmer signs a book at the south african embassy sending condolences to mandela's family. >> i
mandela. >> ten minutes to 9:00, three hours ago, a great deal of activity over the past few hours. family members reported here. some reports of a priest arri arriving earlier today. yet, there was so much confusion. two of his daughters are in london tonight at a film premier. the premier, the royal premier of the movie about the life of nelson mandela's long walk to freedom. in the last few minutes, the president of south africa went on television and addressed the nation. it's incredibly late. most people will hear this news when they wake up in the morning. he broke the news and broke the hearts of millions and millions of south africans here. he's the father of the nation. he's the man who made modern south africa and gave 27 years of his life in prison. much of it spent on robin island. he is the icon, he is the man who symbolizes the transition from repression, racial segregation to democracy here. he is more than a father to this nation. he really em bodies the entire spirit of it. so many people here will be reflecting on that life and today reflecting on their own lives, how far
. >>> world leaders, athletes and artists are reflecting on the life of nelson mandela today. as we learn about services being planned in south africa. >> president obama and the first lady say they will travel there for the funeral. >> people of all ages, colors and creeds gathered outside his home in johannesburg. plans for the burial are about to take place. there will be a memorial tuesday. his burial sunday in his hometown. shomari stone is live from the embassy in southwest washington where the flow of visitors has been steady. >> reporter: indeed, the flow has been steady over the last 24 hours. a very sad day here, gloomy like the weather. let me move out the way. you can see the memorial here. this fence was in front of the statue yesterday, but now they moved the fence around the statue so people can drop off, you know, flowers and other things to pay tribute to nelson mandela. let's roll video. hundreds of people have stopped by dropping off candles, notes and photos to honor the former south african president and anti-apartheid leader. he spent 27 years in jail in his fight ag
in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people here in the streets in soweto once again celebrating his life. we'll tell you about that. we'll tell yo
africa and on the steps of the iembassy here n d.c. a tribute to the legacy of nelson mandela. >>> cops caught up in controversy. >> it's devastate for all of us. >> tonight, dc's police chief is talking about the scandal that's tarnished her department's reputation. >>> tonight, dangerous winter storms packing a one-two punch. the first round moved in today with a lot of rain. a second system will bring us snow and ice. there's already a winter storm watch in effect for this weekend. >>> from texas too new england, millions are impacted, february deaths have been blamed on the storm so far. ice and snow are are a major problem on the roads and highways with spin yous and accidents on highways in several states. in the air, thousands of flights have been canceled. it's not over yet. >> we have team coverage tonight. jackie bensen tells us how locals are preparing, but we begin with chief meteorologist doug kammerer who is tracking the system. >> the first system has been nothing but rain for us but it has been colder as we move through tonight. temperatures early this morning into the l
. >>> life and legacy of nelson mandela. >>> "meet the press" moderator, david gregory, talks about mandela's impact. >>> more of this snowy weather. you saw the pictures coming in. chuck and veronica are fine tuning the forecast and getting the latest as the models come in. >> we are on facebook, on twitter >> live pictures this morning from johannesburg. the 94-year-old died thursday and will be buried one week from today. >> "meet the press" moderator david gregory is hosting this morning's show from new york city. he is joining us live now. good morning, david. >> good morning, angie. >> traveling to south africa to pay their respects to mandela, four u.s. presidents. how significant is their presence? >> it's a huge symbol of what he meant to america and the impact that he had not just on america but the rest of the world. it's been written about overnight and it's significant to say that unlike dr. martin luther king jr. or gandhi, mandela was able to live long enough. he wasn't killed. he was able to see the fruits of that struggle to reach the presidency in south africa and truly a
was taken off a plane in october. >> it's been two days since the death of nelson mandela and we're looking at live pictures from outside his home in johannesburg. people have been leaving flowers in memory of the former president. meanwhile in washington the embassy has a condolence book for mandela. it's available until 2 tuesday evening on madison avenue. they gathered to remember mandela's legacy. >> reporter: mourners sing hymns honoring the life and legacy of nelson mandela at the south african embassy. people signed condolence books that read friends and relatives. they say he had compassion for humanity and made a sacrificed for the oppressed. spending a quarter of his life in prison for fighting against the apartheid. >> that was an even time. >> reporter: she signed her name. she is visiting d.c. from south africa. >> to see and know and experience a man with such love and compassion that can come out of prison after 27 years without any hatred. >> she along with hundreds of people pay respects leaving flowers, cards, candles and personal notes at the foot of the majestic mandela
that continue outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. president obama will travel there to take part in events to honor his life. the country is planning a public memorial on tuesday. his burial takes place the following sunday. several memorial events are planned here in washington, including an official service next week at the national cathedral. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with the latest from there. >> reporter: good evening. right now, i'm standing outside the embassy and i'm in front of the ten-foot statue of nelson mandela unveiled two months ago. let me move out the way. it continues to grow with the flowers and a lot of folks tell me they are concerned a lot of people aren't coming tonight due to the weather. it's worth mentioning folks are honoring the iconic life of nelson mandela. >> it's a -- gosh, i want to say a happy sad. >> reporter: she has mixed emotions at the south african embassy over the death of mandela. he died at 95 years old. >> i don't think he would want us to be sad, you know, he lived a full life.
michelle obama will be in south africa on tuesday to pay their final respects to nelson mandela. they plan to attend a memorial in johannesburg at a stadium. the president will travel with former president george w. bush and laura on air force one. bill clinton and jimmy carter also plan to attend. the mandela family released their first statement since he passed away saying they've lost a great man. a son of the soil. here in d.c., a growing tribute outside the south african embassy in northwest. a steady stream of people have been coming since the news broke. one local d.c. resident said she was inspired by the former south african president and felt compelled to visit his statue. >> he was willing to give his life to what he believed in. he moved me. i had to be here. >> a memorial for mandela is being planned at the washington national cathedral on wednesday. >>> news 4 will have complete coverage as the world pays tribute to nelson mandela our. our own jim vance will also be in south africa next week. >>> an 85-year-old california man is home tonight after spending seven weeks as a pr
storm is moving east and we could feel the effects tomorrow. >>> plus, nelson mandela's family speaking out for the first time since his death. and a costly crime spree. see the damage done in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> good evening, i'm adam toss it's the calm before the storm. winter weather blasted the midwest from texas to tennessee. subfreezing temperatures, snow and ice and we're going to get hit with snow, sleet and freezing rain tomorrow. state highway crews already treating local roads. and warning people to avoid driving if possible. tonight we're on storm watch. da darsie spencer has more. >> this just in, a winter weather advisory has been issued for washington and areas of southern maryland. areas back to the west after a winter storm watch. now these weather alerts will begin tomorrow morning, and they're going to run through monday morning. the greatest concern with the system will be freezing rain it could lead to power outages, especially for areas to the west of the district if we can switch computers over to max 22 where i can show you the winter storm watch and winte
. >>> another memorial is scheduled in d.c. for nelson mandela. word that everyone who wants to attend may not get that chance. >>> welcome to "first read minute." i'm mark mur. >> i am dommenico. >> reaching some type of budget agreement. >> pretty amazing. after four years or so of not having a budget, this divide congress might actually come up with one. we've seen a lot of this before, reminds me of lucy and the football and charlie brown and it is friday the 13th. you never know. >> are they the ones that would end up the type of deal? south africa to attend nelson mandela's funeral. >> president obama being the first black president of the united states, talked about how he admired man tella from afar. he remembers seeing him from his >>> right now, people in south africa are remembering their president as people mark his death with prayer. celebrating his life. the 94-year-old chied thursday and will be buried one week from today. here in washington you have a chance to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela. offering a limited number of tickets for wednesday morning's memoria
for a third. >>> right now, people in south africa are remembering their former president, nelson mandela. these are live pictures from johannesburg this morning as people mark his death with a national day of prayer and reflection. places of worship around the country are celebrating his life. the 94-year-old died thursday and will be buried one week from today. >>> this morning, we now know that four of the five living u.s. presidents will head to south africa this week. former president jimmy carter says he will head to johannesburg this week. it comes after presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush have announced they will pay their respects. george h.w. bush is unable to go because of health issues. watch for live reports throughout the week as people around the world say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> this morning, we're keeping close watch on that winter storm as it moves in. how it is forcing agencies like metro to change up their plan this is weekend. >>> another chance of snow in the seven-day forecast. we're coming back in a moment. [ male announcer ] you know w
what would happen in south africa had there not been a nelson mandela? it would be running in blood. not too long ago, they weren't allowed to lynch a man or a woman, so i don't think nelson mandela's death was in vain. his life was not. i will never be the same. we thank him for coming. we thank him for teaching us. and we thank him for loving us all. all. >> what a reflection. harry smith, your thoughts this morning. >> a redemptive morning to be able to spend it with maya angelou, but how eye-opening it was to be black and living in south africa. steve beko ends up getting pulled over by the cops in south africa. he's dead 24 hours later. you rick yosk your life just breathing and being black in south africa, and to see this man come out and talk about a teachable moment. >> thank you very much, harry smith. when we come back, we'll talk about other politics of the week. how did mandela's death overshadow president obama's push for obama care this week? plus, have we finally 6 children, 44 years... it's been a happy union. he does laundry, and i do the cleaning. there's only two
mandela was honored today. >>> we see rain and snow continuing to make the way across. sleet and freezing rain will pose big problems for early tomorrow morning. we will have the latest on our
to nelson mandela. they will be joined by former presidents carter, george w. bush, and bill clinton. the only other living u.s. president, george h.w. bush, has been in failing health and will not make that trip. and after the memorial mandela's body will lie in state for three days. his funeral is set for sunday. >>> a number of memorial events are planned in our area this week in honor of nelson mandela. on tuesday night a pyer vigil outside the south african embassy. the national cathedral will host the u.s. memorial on wednesday morning. there are a limited number of tickets available. we have a link on our website, nbcwashington.com, where you can apply for a seat. our jim vance will be traveling to the funeral. live reports from him here on nbc 4. >>> 4:26. d.c. gets a dose of winter weather. of right now it's ice that you have to worry about as you get ready this morning. we're taking a look at the trouble spots for you next. >>> and we are staying on top of a number of accidents as well as what you can expect before you head out the door. stay with us. our coverage of this w
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